The Henson Creek Trail is located in the southwestern portion of Prince George's County, Maryland, and connects the growing District of Columbia suburbs of Fort Washington and Oxon Hill with the bedroom communities of Camp Springs and Temple Hills. The trail follows the course of Henson Creek for its entire route.
Extending from Temple Hill Road southward to Oxon Hill Road, the trail passes through Henson Creek Neighborhood Park, crosses Brinkley Road through the Henson Creek Stream Valley Park, and then passes Rosecroft Racewaya historic harness racing trackand a number of residential neighborhoods. The Tucker Road Community Center and Athletic Complex and Henson Creek Golf Course are also accessible via the trail.
After crossing under busy Indian Head Highway/State Route 210, the Henson Creek Trail reaches its southern terminus at Oxon Hill Road (located about 1 mile south of the new National Harbor development). A grassy shoulder immediately adjacent to the paved trail accommodates equestrian users for the entire length of the greenway, but beware: Erosion is affecting portions of the route and caution should be exercised at all times. In the distant future, an extension farther north along the creek to Suitland Parkway will allow for a longer ride or run through the quiet scenery.
Parking and Trail Access
Parking for the Henson Creek Trail can be found at its northern endpoint in the recreational park off Temple Hill Road (just south of Henderson Road). The large athletic complex on Tucker Road north of Ferguson Lane also contains a parking lot with ample space.
The bridge is now open
As of August 4 2012 the bridge just past the Indian Head Highway underpass that has been out for so long was open. There's still a sign in place that the bridge is closed, but that's been reported and we're told the sign will be removed soon.
Not for road bikes, but otherwise a pleasant trail
As mainly a road bike rider, I typically ride more open roads which is more conducive to road bikes, but I also like to check out different trails that may or may not be suitable for a good change up type of ride. So I decided to try the Henson Creek ...
The last bridge near 210 needs to be repaired A.S.A.P.
This bridge has been out to long now and needs to be open, i love this trail but we need the complete trail.